Integration timeline in jeopardy after F-35 makes first flight with TR-3

By Michael Marrow / January 17, 2023 at 1:04 PM
( Editor's note: This story has been updated with previous reporting from Bloomberg News detailing a new cost and delivery date for TR-3. ) The F-35 Joint Program Office plans to cut in Technology Refresh 3 hardware following the results of a developmental test campaign that a spokesman said will "continue through 2023," a timeline that jeopardizes the program's goal of integrating the hardware into production this summer. The JPO previously aimed to have TR-3 ready for the beginning of...

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